This past weekend's World Cup slopestyle course in Seiser Alm, Italy. (photo: FIS)

Stevenson Wins World Cup Slopestyle

Seiser Alm, Italy – While X Games 2017 was taking place in Colorado, American freeskiers grabbed huge podium finishes at the FIS World cup slopestyle event in Seiser Alm on Saturday. Colby Stevenson, of Park City, Utah, earned his first World Cup win and Caroline Claire of Wilmington, Vt. earned her first World Cup podium with a third-place finish.

Stevenson was the clear winner of the day, posting up superior performances on both the rails and the jumps.

“It’s unreal man,” Stevenson said after the competition. “I couldn’t be more happy right now.”

This past weekend's World Cup slopestyle course in Seiser Alm, Italy. (photo: FIS)
This past weekend’s World Cup slopestyle course in Seiser Alm, Italy. (photo: FIS)

The 19-year-old member of the U.S. Freeskiing rookie team was joined on the podium by Colin Wili of Switzerland in second and Australian skier Russ Henshaw in third.

It was a big finish for Claire, who was making her first World Cup appearance after finding great success on the Toyota U.S. Revolution Tour the past two seasons. Sarah Hoefflin of Switzerland took the win for the ladies, while French skier Colline Ballet-Baz took second.

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“I can’t believe it,” Hoefflin said following the awards ceremony. “I would never think in a million years to do so well and it just makes me feel so pumped. The course here in Seiser Alm is amazing and all the girls were riding so well today. It feels awesome.”

Next up on the World Cup tour for the freeski athletes is the Mammoth Mountain stop of the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix Feb. 1-4.

OFFICIAL RESULTS
FIS Freeskiing World Cup

Seiser Alm, Italy – Jan. 28, 2017

Men’s Slopestyle

Rank NATION Name Tot. Points WC Points
1 USA STEVENSON Colby 89.20 100
2 SUI WILI Colin 86.60 80
3 AUS HENSHAW Russell 83.40 60
4 CAN MORRISON Noah 82.00 50
5 USA FRANCO Robby 81.60 45
6 AUS BILOUS Finn 80.40 40
7 FIN KANGAS Joona 78.40 36
8 SWE WESTER Oscar 77.20 32
9 SWE GRANBOM Emil 76.60 29
10 CAN HENDRICKSON Mark 76.20 26

Women’s Slopestyle

Rank NATION Name Tot. Points WC Points
1 SUI HOEFFLIN Sarah 84.40 100
2 FRA BALLET BAZ Coline 81.00 80
3 USA CLAIRE Caroline 76.40 60
4 GBR SUMMERHAYES Katie 71.80 50
5 AUS WOLF Lara 66.00 45
6 CAN HOWELL Dara 62.00 40
7 KOR LEE Mee Hyun 53.40 36
8 SVK STROMKOVA Zuzana 24.60 32
9 CHE OHACO Dominique 62.00 29
10 ITA BERTAGNA Silvia 60.00 26

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